Ducks destroy Senators to win Stanley Cup
The very season that the Anaheim Ducks removed the "Mighty" from their nickname, they proved to be the mightiest team of all.
The Ducks won the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history, by virtue of a 6-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 of the championship final before a frenzied sellout crowd at the Honda Center on Wednesday.
Anaheim, which entered the NHL in 1993-94, is the seventh-straight league champion to clinch on home ice, the first team from California to win the Stanley Cup, and the first team west of the Rockies since the Victoria Cougars vanquished the Montreal Canadiens in 1925.
Travis Moen scored twice for the Ducks, while Andy McDonald and Corey Perry had a goal and an assist apiece.
Rob Niedermayer and Francois Beauchemin had the other goals in support of Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who stopped 10 of 12 shots.
Giguere even outguessed Antoine Vermette on a third-period penalty shot.